If you look around the internet, almost every person has at least one post of sundown. 

I believe sunsets are so popular because people love the peace and reflection that comes with watching the sun setting in the distance. 

The best way to make your post stand out in a sea of sunsets is to have the perfect quote or saying as a subtitle.

To find a unique and creative saying or quote to capture your audience’s attention, check out this massive list of sunset captions for Instagram.

Short Sunset Captions


“Live colorfully.”

“I never met a sunset I didn’t like.”

“Mother Nature says goodnight.”


“Cotton-candy sunsets”

“Colorful end of the day.”

“Sunrise, sunburn, sunset, repeat.”

sunset lake

“Sunsets and mountain breeze.”

“Okay Mother Nature, you win.”

“Golden hour is my happy hour.”

cityhedge nyc sunset


“Something beautiful is on the horizon.”

“Watch more sunsets than Netflix.”

Paris Sunset

“I dream in the colors of the sunset.”

“A promise of a new tomorrow.”

“Sunset state of mind.”

mountain sunset

“A moment of saffron and gold.”

“Less Netflix, more sunsets.”

“Here comes the sunset.”

ocean sunset


“Cherish every sunset”

“Born to chase sunsets.”

east river nyc sunset

“Sunsets are boring….said no-one, ever”

“A sunset should never go unnoticed.”

“Some moments are golden.”


“I long for endless horizons”

“When the sky turns pink, it’s time for a drink.”

“Erm…okay, so who painted the sky?”


“Paradise found.”

“Sunset vibes and happy times.”

“That feeling when it’s just you and a beautiful sunset…”


“My happy place.”

“Every time I see a sunset my heart skips a beat.”

“Forever chasing sunsets.”


“Endless horizons and blood-red skies.”

“Breathe in the sunset.”

“Sunset is my favorite color.”

Beach sunset

“The evening always delivers.”

“For a minute there, I lost myself.”

“Sunsets always bring a fresh start.”

sunset beach 1

“Pure magic.”

“Oh, these radiant colors of the evening.”

“Mother Nature doesn’t need a filter.”

boat at sunset

“Sunset. Funset.”

“Sunsets and silhouettes.”

“Happiness…available from a sunset near you.”

pretty beach sunset

“Even the sun sets in paradise.”

“I just need more sunsets in my life.”

“Fifty shades of pink.”

dark sunset

“The sun is saying goodnight.”

“And in this moment, the world felt still.”

“Here I am, collecting memories.”

tree sunset

“Grateful for sunsets.”

“Born to chase oranges, yellows, and blues.”

“I long for endless horizons.”

orange sunset

“To view a sunset from above the trees is to find heaven.”

“Everything is fine where there is sunshine.”

“The sky splashed with vibrant colors.”

pink and red susnet

“Our planet is an amazing place. Especially at dusk.”

“Adore gold skies.”

“I’m that girl that gets really excited when the sky is in pretty colors.”

ocean orange sunset

“The only sunsets I don’t like are the ones I miss.”

“You can never watch too many sunsets.”

“Somewhere between heaven and Earth.”

pink oacean sunset

“I long for endless evening colors.”

“The sky is aglow with the setting sun.”

“Sunset is about the only thing I can afford to watch right now.”

“ The setting sun kindled the sky.”

Sunset Beach Captions

sunset beach

“Tropical state of mind.”

“Just watching sun-kissed waves drift the day away.”

“Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean.”

sunset beach 2

“Sunsets and wistful waves.”

There’s nothing better than a beach at sunset.

“Massive waves and stunning vivid evenings.”

sunset beach 3

“Sand, sea, and sunsets.”

“Sunset, palm trees, and ocean breeze.”

“Dreams are made of sand and sunsets.”

sunset nice france

“Sunsets and oceans. It’s what I do.”

“The sun sets fire to the sea and sky and we sit back to watch.”

Sunset island

Twilight + Beach = Perfection”

“Can anything beat a sun-kissed ocean?”

“Priceless sunset.”

sunset palm trees

“Glistening seas touch fiery skies, splintering reflections of warmth that dazzle and delight.”

“Sun kissing ocean. Beach touching bum.”

“Sunsets and palm trees.”

sunset beach dock

“Watching the sun’s final rays ride the waves into tomorrow.”

“There’s nothing better than a beach at sunset.”

“ It will blow you away when you observe the sun going down for the night near the ocean.”


“It’s absolutely mesmerizing to watch the ocean waves blended with pretty shades of pink, purple, and blue.”

“Fiery colors and the ocean are breathtaking together.”

“The ocean and the sunset. The most relaxing way to end your evening.”

sunset cove

“Let’s go somewhere where the sun kisses the beach.”

“Pink sky tonight, sailors delight.”

“A setting sun setting fire to the sea and sand.”

Sunset Caption Puns

sunset waves

“I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.”

“I thought that watching a sunset would help, but it left me more in the dark.”

“Beach daze, always.”

beach lifeguard sunset

“Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.”

“That crazy little sun of a beach.”

“Race to the sunset? Bet I’ll beach you there.”

vw sunset beach

“Reading while sunbathing makes you well-red.”

“Sun of a beach that’s a nice sunset!”

“It’s all sun and games until somebody gets hurt…or burnt.”

palm trees at sunset

“Shell-abrate good times and tan lines.”

“Girls just wanna have sun.”

“I tried to see the sunset but there was dusk in my eyes.”

“Everything gets hotter when the sun goes down.”

Inspirational Sunset Captions

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“Every sunrise holds more promise, and every sunset holds more peace.”

“Paint the sky. Make it yours.”

“Turn your face to the sun and all the shadows will fall behind you.”

sunset yoga

“If you can look at the sunset and smile, then you still have hope.”

“There’s nothing quite like watching the sun paint the sky shades of pink and purple near the ocean.”

“Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.”

girl at sunset

“After every sunset comes a new sunrise… followed by a breakfast.”

“Wait till the sunset to shine like a star.”

“My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. Gratitude itself is a source of joy.” 

ocean rock sunset 1

“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.”

“The sunset sky speaks of a thousand colors.”

“A beautiful sunset is your reward for surviving another day. Enjoy as many as you can.”

yellow sunset

“Oh, these radiant colors of the evening.”

“Witnessing the beauty and awe of the evening.”

“A sunset is life’s way of saying: ‘Good job, you survived today. Here’s something pretty!”

field sunset

“Sunsets are one thing in life that won’t wait.”

“I climb mountains so I can see where the sun sleeps.”

“When you watch a sunset, you’re not in the moment; the moment is in you.”

purple sunset

“Sunset mountains, clear skies, bonfire nights, breathing snowflakes – the essence of beauty is all around us!”

“Life is all about enjoying every sunset and looking forward to the next sunrise.”

“Why is sunset more colorful than sunrise? It’s an irony of life saying “sometimes, good things happen in goodbyes.”

mountain sunset 1

“Many things in life can wait, but the sunset won’t.”

“Ride off into your sunset.”

“It’s the simple things that are the most beautiful.”

cotton candy sunset 1

“No two bright evenings are ever the same.”

“A real sunset is an explosion behind a mountain silhouette.”

“Sunrise and sunset are two important moments. But people usually yawn…”

beach sunset 1

“ I like to imagine that flash of the setting sun as it hits the horizon is the spark that lights the stars.”

“Clear your mind, watch the sky”

“Many things in life can wait, but the sunset won’t, watch it.”

mountains sunset

“Cloudy days make gorgeous reds.”

“Serenity while the sky is on fire.”

Sunset Captions with Friends

sunset montauk

“Food, friends, sunsets.” 

“Sunset + beach + friends + food = Perfection.”

sunset couple in boat

“Sunset beers, beach-side cheers, and dreamy days.”

“Beach bums and setting suns.”

Romantic Sunset Captions

lake sunset 1

“I want to spend the rest of my sunsets with you.”

“All you need is love and sunsets.”

“A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.”

couple at sunset

“Love and sunsets make the world go round”

“A view of the ocean, mountains, and the sunset. But yet, he was still looking at me.”

“Sunsets and soulmates.”

couple at sunset2

 “Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean.”

“Kiss me the same way the red sun kisses the sky.”

“I want to see a whole world of different color-soaked skies with you.”

sunset couple

“The sun’s going down now, but my love for you burns brighter than ever.”

“ Live by the sun. Love by the moon!”

“Stay til the sun sets”

couple sunset bikes

“Sunsets and sunrises happen only where you are. There are only grey twilight here.”

“Love like a sunset.”

“Your smile is like a sunset. One look at you and my walls go down.”

couple sunset

“She was not perfect. She was just stuck. In that pretty little zone between sunsets and moonlight.”

“Loving the sunset. Loving life. Loving you.”

southern sunset couple

“Don’t waste sunrises on people who will escape by dusk.”

“I want to spend the rest of my sunsets with you.”

“A magical, mesmerizing, mind-bending moment made better by having you at my side.”

couple on dock at sunset

“She was a sunset type of girl, and he was a sunrise kind of guy. They lived on opposite ends of the day but together made up a whole sky.”

“She was in love with the sunset. No one else ever even stood a chance.”

“This, right here, with you, is all I could ever need.”

couple kissing at sunset

“The most beautiful sunsets are the ones we share.”

“Weddings like golden hours. The romance of the moment. Marriage is the sea in which the red sun sets.”

“I live for sunsets with you.”

couple laying in sunset

“Here’s to a lifetime of golden sunsets spent together.”

“In ten minutes things could look so different, like the color of a sunset and the world after meeting you.”

“There’s nothing more magical than watching a sunset with a loved one.”

couple holding hands at sunset

“All that beauty, but I can’t stop looking at you.”

“You add colors to my sunset sky.”

“I love spending every sunset right next to you.”

couple at sunset at edge of mountain

“Color soaked skies and you at my side. Paradise.”

“Toes tingle in the sand. Eyes glint under golden skies. And I know I love you.”

“In this moment the sun wasn’t shining on us. It was shining in us.”

couple in boat at sunset

“Don’t waste sunrises on people who will be gone by sunset.”

“A perfect end to a perfect day with a perfect you.”

“The most beautiful sunsets are the ones we share.” 

couple cuddling at sunset

“I love you to the sunset and back.”

“The sky has changed from orange to a hundred shades of pink to a dark navy blue, and here I am still loving you.”

“I live for these golden evenings with you.”

couple standing together at sunset

“Kiss me in the same way the red sun kisses the sky.”

“Someday you will find the one who will watch every sunrise with you until the sunset of your life.”

“You add colors to my sunset sky.”

Sunset Quotes 

sailboats at sunset

“There are too many things I haven’t done yet. There are too many sunsets I haven’t seen.”

Sara Bareilles

“Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies”

Paulo Coelho

“May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.”

Umair Siddiqui
pink purple sunset

“From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

“No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.”

Maya Angelou
sunset dock

“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.”

Kahlil Gibran

“Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.”

Kristen Butler

“As far as sunsets go, I think they are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena that absolutely everyone can enjoy. You have to travel far and wide to see a lot of the world’s wonders, but sunsets can be appreciated in every corner of the earth.”

Kimmie Conner
person playing in sand at sunset

 “It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.”

Bernard Williams

“Sunrise is the start of something beautiful: the day. Sunset is the start of something beautiful: the night.”

Juansen Dizon

“Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them.”

Aldo Leopold
dark sunset 1

“It was sunsets that taught me that beauty sometimes only lasts for a couple of moments, and it was sunrises that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again.”

A.J. Lawless

“Sunset is the opening music of the night.”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Sunsets are loved because they vanish.”

Ray Bradbury
big sun sunset

“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.”

Ryu Murakami

“Softly the evening came with the sunset.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The sun has gone to bed and so must I.”

The Sound of Music
bikes at sunset

“Science will never be able to reduce the value of a sunset to arithmetic. Nor can it reduce friendship to formula. Laughter and love, pain and loneliness, the challenge of beauty and truth: these will always surpass the scientific mastery of nature.”

Louis Orr

“The sky has changed from orange to a hundred shades of pink to a dark navy blue, and here I am still loving you.”

– A.Y.

“If I could lick the sunset, I’ll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream.”

Jarod Kintz
lake at sunset

“The sunrise paints the sky with pinks and the sunset with peaches.”

Vera Nazarian

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”

C. Joybell

“Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.”

Mandy Hale
cotton candy sunset

“The sun rises, the sun falls, the wind blows and the birds sing no matter where you are. These are experiences that unite us all… something we can all enjoy together.”

Melanie Charlene

“Her heart was made of liquid sunsets.”

Virginia Woolf

“Some days, a beautiful sunset with your best friend can be one of the most peaceful and relaxing meditations of the day.”

Charles Schulz
pool at sunset

“Are you dreaming? Stop dreaming; come and watch the sunset, it is better than all the dreams!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.”

Elbert Hubbard

“My favorite color is sunset.”

Mattie Steepness
mount sunset

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

Carl Rogers

“Enjoy the beauty of a sunset and enjoy nature’s farewell kiss for the night.”

Sharon Rene

“Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.”

Paulo Coelho
city sunset

“She was in love with the sunset. No one else ever even stood a chance.”


“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.”

Claude Debussy

“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.”

Jamie Tworkowski
mounts susnet

“All I ever wanted was to dream another sunset with you.”

Mayday Paradec

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy your day.”

Debbie Shapiro
field sunset 1

“One day, all your worries will set like the sun does and deserved happiness will come gushing like waves at the beach do. All you need to make sure is that your trips to the beach never end.”

Jasleen Kaur Gumber

“Meet me where the sun touches the sea.”

Jennifer Donnelly

“I just need you and some sunsets.”

basic sunset

“Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”

Richard Paul Evans
bridge sunset

“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.”

Bern Williams

“Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.”

Amy Grant

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.”

Richie Norton
flower sunset

“I want to see how sunset decorates your hair.”

Tyler Knott Gregson

“The sunsets you see will always be better than the ones you don’t.”

Karen Joy Fowler

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

– Jo Walton
pretty sunset

“Clouds come floating into my life from other days no longer to shed rain or usher storm but to give color to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“Every sunset is also a sunrise; it just depends on where you’re standing.”

– Karl Schmidtt

“You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.”

Galen Rowell

“I can look at a sunset now without having to think how to describe it.”

W. Somerset Maugham
surf board sunset

“Never go too long without watching a sunset”


“The darkness that follows a sunset is never so dark that it can change the inevitability of a sunrise.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The horizon changes but the sun does not.”

Joyce Rachelle
dreamy beach sunset

“The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the color that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.”

Ram Charan

“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.”

Mattie Stepanek

“Every moment of life is unique – a kiss, a sunset, a dance, a joke. None will ever recur in quite the same way. Each happens only once in the history of the universe.”

Stephen Nachmanovitch
mountain beach sunset

“That was her magic – she could still see the sunset, even on the darkest days.”


“Life is all about enjoying every sunset and looking forward to the next sunrise.”

Sandeep Shergill

“Pour me a sunset, kill the night, and I promise to drink with you forever.”

William C. Hannan
beach colorful sunsert

“Nature paints not; In oils, but frescoes the great dome of heaven; With sunsets, and the lovely forms of clouds; And flying vapors.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I love that this morning’s sunrise is not defined by last night’s sunset.”

Steve Maraboli

“I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.”

Catherine Opie
beach mountains sunset

“Sunset is nature’s goodnight kiss.”

paraphrased from Sharon Rene

“The sunset doesn’t care if we watch it or not, it will keep on being beautiful even if no one bothers to look at it.”

Gene Amole

“As the saturating colors of sun-life fade from sight, the ominous moon reaches out its long arm and applies the dark dyes of night.”

Daniel J. Rice
beach sunset 5

“We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea.”

Desmond Tutu

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”

Roman Payne

“I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
beach chairs sunset

“When I consider how, after sunset, the stars come out gradually in troops from behind the hills and woods, I confess that I could not have contrived a more curious and inspiring sight.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.”

Beau Taplin

The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…”

Anna Godbersen
beach sunset 7

“Sunsets are my escape into the reality I want to continuously live.”

Rachel Roy

“Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained.”

Woody Allen

“I like people who get excited about  the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, the sun, drowning in the horizon, the smell of rain, and starry nights.”

Brooke Hampton
beach sunset 4

“As angry as the sky looks, it’s still full of the colors of love.”

Anthony T. Hincks

“Foam is white and waves are grey; Beyond the sunset leads my way.” J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

“The sun loves the moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe.”

Jeffrey Fry
boat sunset beach

Final Thoughts

I hope one of these was the perfect Instagram caption for your sunset photo. 

Let me know in the comments below if you have any I should add to the list!

I believe there’s no such thing as too many sunset photos. 

Tag me on Instagram if you use one of these captions, so I can check out your post!


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